Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Blizzard that Wasn't

"Send your employees home early!  Shut down the schools!  Be prepared for the blizzard conditions that are coming!"  That's all we heard all day yesterday, my manager ordered me home at 3 p.m., and the freeway was as busy as the 5 p.m. rush hour.  Gas stations were packed with people filling up their cars, and I didn't even think about venturing into a store, I'm sure there was probably a run on bottled water and candles.  We braced ourselves, we waited, I checked the conditions outside our back door on a 30 minute rotation, and snowed a little.  The wind blew decently.  It was very cold.  But our visibility never really dropped, no drifts, no shoveling, I think the snow plow made one pass by our house for good measure.  I know that places further North got a more respectable amount of actual 'blizzard-like' weather.  But at our house?  Most. Disappointing. Blizzard. EVER!  I guess it's good to be prepared...

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